Dance your way into May.
Puma Lily Ballet Flats
What: Sturdy yet stylish leather, suede, and nylon shoes ($75) in five spring-friendly colors mix equal parts ’50s prepster and ballerina chic.
Why: They’re the ideal size to shove into your bag for alleviating on-the-go aching soles.
Where: Online at nordstrom.com.
M-61 Skin Care
What: The line ($19-$92) from the co-founder of Bluemercury keeps skin healthy and clear with everything you want (dermatologist-approved ingredients and natural extracts) and nothing you don’t (parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, or dyes).
Why: The Fast Blast (two-minute vitamin C slather), Perfect Cleanse (foaming face wash), Hydraboost (oil-free vitamin B5 peptide serum), and more.
Where: Online at m61labs.com.
Duality Cosmetics NailPak
What: Remover, polish, and file in one nifty little package ($20). Unscrew the chip-resistant hue to find 40 acetone-free pads and a circular nail file for touch-ups anytime, anywhere.
Why: Eighteen shades, including six named after each of the creator’s daughters. (Yes, you read that correctly.)
Where: Online at dualitycosmetics.com.
What: Originally hailing from France, the fancy hydrator ($12 for six) is 100 percent natural, sweetly scented, and made using a time-honored technique.
Why: Add some to your coffee in lieu of milk for a mildly nutty kick.
Where: Online at victoriaskitchenrecipes.com.
What: Have ideas but need some talent? Post a profile (interests, experience, skills) for free, then pitch and be pitched for projects calling for writers, illustrators, designers, and programmers.
Why: Power users include Facebook’s creative director (who uses it to scout talent for upcoming projects) and the folks behind Bitly.
Where: Online at collabfinder.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Puma